Hotel Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux
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... with plenty of people out enjoying the weather. The area where i am staying has a middle east culture, where there are a few bazaar's and markets. Makes for an interesting change.
No i did not go and visit some of the biggest wineries in Europe near Bordeaux, i dont have any interest in wine any more. Plus a lot of the Chateau's had retail outlets in the city.
What a great part of France, really nice polite people living in a great city.
... We saw the Garonne way back at Moissac, when we were walking by the canal, and it was the river beside Auvillar, but now it is enormous! And tonight, after calling back at the hotel to change and drop our purchases, we went out to a fantastic brasserie that Amr had read about and been recommended. Another quite long walk - Amr announced that we had walked 20 kms today round the city, so I guess our legs don't really know that we have finished our real ...
... decadence when dining out in Bordeaux. The food was amazing (although we did pass on the frogs legs and snails)
Fran tells me the Bordeaux shopping was wonderful.
Well, how does Bordeaux compare with Paris?
Will let you know very soon.
I am a long black drinker, so probably not the best judge of a cappuccino.
... Henri IV spent time at the castle. After a Catholic siege in 1562 the family abjured to save the furniture, just as Henri converted to Catholicism in to receive the crown. "Paris is well worth a mass" he is quoted as saying. He reigned 16 years, and was generally beloved, but not by all. He was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic in 1610. I find him to be one of the more interesting French kings.
But back ...
The B and B at which we stayed really was delightful and we had a great chat over breakfast with a couple from Amsterdam. We then went into Saint Emilion, walked the little cobble stoned streets and visited the 12 monuments of this medieval town. It was a great day, although very hot. Then ...